Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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"80s funk house disco" radio suggests Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers!

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

> Four MB albums, Deano

thanks. we don't have any, amazon.co.uk mp3 store has scratch n stitch and a couple of tracks from compilations, emusic had a lot... all these people seem to be getting their info from the same places though, they all make the same mistakes (search for broadcast on amazon - details are about duophonic / warp broadcast but the listed albums aren't)

koogs, Thursday, 4 December 2008 09:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

One detail I like: when it gets to the end of what I've queued up, it just continues with the current album without me needing to ask it to. (I suppose I can see how someone might not like this, though.)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Finally got round to sorting scrobbling for this (there's a windows messenger box ticked by default in the last.fm client that somehow stops Scrobblify from working). So far I'm really liking Spotify - handy for hearng stuff you randomly think on that you haven't got in your library or for legal trying before you buy. The adverts don't annoy me in the slightest.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

If not, try the "oooh ask me please!" option on the website ("Get started" -> email in "Not invited?" field). Took about five days for me, was surprised to get it at all actually.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

jordan, webmail me an email address to send an invite to.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

didn't get asked for an invite here, just got straight in

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is amazing! You type in what you want to listen to, and then you are listening to it. all this needs is to work on an iphone, and then i'll buy an iphone, and then i will have achieved bliss.

Slumpman, Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Mine appears to have made it through an album without giving me any adverts. Maybe they've bumped me up to a pro account without realising it.

Matt DC, Sunday, 14 December 2008 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can now scrobble to last.fm from within spotify (it's in 'preferences')

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's handy, saves me running that scrobblify thing at the same time.

Spotify lists 'The Prodigy' as 'Prodigy' and makes last.fm think this guy sings Smack My Bitch Up and Out of Space

dj onimotian (onimo), Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Er....

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Think there's still a waiting list though.

<3 this service btw.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Downside is loads more ads (I've heard two during the same album), but you can hear them coming after a while and tune out. Still great.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

If i hear gareth jones from cardiff reciting pi again i'll scream

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

And I'm not buying that White Lies record either.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

wtf 2 adverts in a row (the 2nd was for that White Lies album)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

See what I mean about them? The Killers meet Editors big wowz!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

― kaiser, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:55 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

can i get a spotify invite

― dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:03 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark

Have any of you actually tried the link posted? Quite a few of my friends in the UK have used the link and joined today. Maybe it doesn't work in other countries...

\o.0/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm in the US and that link asks for one of two things:

1)an invite code

or

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I wonder what their excuse is. Don't they want more people to hear their stupid ads?

I am a vampire, therefore I take garlic pills (Bimble), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's odd and a fucking pain how Spotify often doesn't specify that tracks are remixes in any way.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm in the US and unless something changed in the last few days, we can't use spotify and all the workarounds have been blocked

miss precious perfect (musically), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I selected this a couple of weeks ago, and got an invite from them within the same day. May not be the case now, of course.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 23 January 2009 06:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/ gets you straight in without an invite.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 07:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went in on that link above, no trouble at all. I'm in the UK tho - maybe there's a problem with the US, I dunno.

It's awesome, btw. Nearest thing to the "universal jukebox" I've seen for a long time.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 08:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think it's staggering. At least 95% of my track/artist searches to date have returned results. And I like the concept of shared playlists.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Spotify Premium is available in Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the UK. The Free version is only available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain.

It amuses me to see the adverts briefly appear in last.fm (and permanently in your Spotify history).

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is impressive. There's a lot more weird, small stuff on than I thought there would be, thopugh also mystifying gaps too.

Someone should set up a shared ILX playlist for Jan (then we can move to Feb etc to stop it getting unwieldy). I'll do it tonight if no-one else does.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Excellent idea. I was thinking of doing one for the Pazz & Jop Top 50 singles, and maybe the Rocktimists poll tracks as well. But it'll have to wait until tonight.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Gaps spotted so far: no King Crimson, very little UK Funky, no Aeroplane mix of Grace Jones "Williams Blood" (although their mix of Friendly Fires "Paris" is on there). Remixes are generally well represented, though.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Remixes are generally well represented, though.

But not always listed as remixes, I've found. And they don't scrobble as remixes (sorry, I'll take that to the last.fm thread)

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I also like the non-bloatiness: the software was running at around 14,000k on my home PC last night - so I could close iTunes for once, and benefit from the faster performance.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I hope this thing a) goes global so the US can use it b) they make a mobile/iphone app c) ushers in a new era of music use.

I confidently predict big 4 will put a stop to it.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

All the majors have signed up in europe, though. I suppose it's whether the US ones are far-sighted enough.

It's also notable that most of the big digital music holdout bands aren't represented- no Beatles, Metallica, AC/DC.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Every Stones album is there though, yay!

Another thing I've noticed is that the service avoids any queueing problems, as you occasionally get on, say, last.fm.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Last.fm is screwed unless they can come up with something as wide ranging as this.

Billy Dods, Friday, 23 January 2009 10:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

The DJ Khaled selection is spotty and Denim aren't on there either.

I do like the way that you get to see all the crummy compilation albums that bands appear on. If you pick someone like The Sweet it takes about 5 mins to scroll through them all.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

How on earth are they going to make any money out of this model? I can only imagine that once they've got a critical mass of people using it, they're going to radically increase the amount of advertising.

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 23 January 2009 12:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I do wish they'd stop recommending me Doug Hream Blunt. Every bloody Discover Weekky playlist.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think the authors of the article should have suggested a "everything but country music and rap" subscription. Either way, I'm sure it would be completely trivial to implement.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

Planking Full Stop (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i don't want to be dramatic but re-recordings are the worst thing in the universe, ban them from spotify and stop them from infiltrating our oldies playlists

musically, Thursday, 1 September 2016 21:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i have been copying my playlists to a notepad file once every six months, seems appropriately careful

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 2 September 2016 00:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

http://joellehman.com/playlist/

brimstead, Friday, 2 September 2016 00:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice, but it only pulls my first 20 playlists?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 2 September 2016 06:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same here

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Friday, 2 September 2016 09:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've had to give up on the Release Radar thing because it wouldn't show up properly in my Playlist folder on my Marantz box (in fact, it would either show up as "By" and be empty or be missing entirely and cause the box to pause for 30sec when accessing Playlists). I'm sure it's a Marantz shortcoming - it's an old bit of hardware now (there's a newer device which supports Spotify Connect for example) and maybe there's something about dynamic updates to Release Radar (as opposed to Discover Weekly, which is fine) which locks it up. I do 90% of my Spotify listening on the Marantz service as AirPlay from my phone can be glitchy and I don't have unlimited data on my mobile plan (so I stick to offline stuff outside of the house).

Doug Hream Blunt - yep, all the time. Good Jan Hammer Group track this week, mind.

Michael Jones, Friday, 2 September 2016 10:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Got all excited about Roy Montgomery in my Release Radar but then it turned out to be: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MC_rBBAiC2Y/maxresdefault.jpg

JoeStork, Friday, 2 September 2016 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Recent Release Radar Repeat Recommendations:
The Chills
The Monkees
The Moles
The Rationals
Dinosaur Jr.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And just for good measure this Friday they recommended a song called "Chills" by The Moles.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, Release Radar had a new song by Keith Hudson with a picture of buds as the cover. Turned out to be another guy named Keith Hudson who is awful. There aughta be a law!

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Actually the first song in mine this week was by a ringer too, a group called Patto that was not the bluesy prog rock band featuring Ollie Halsall and John Halsey.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Release Radar" is the first recommender that is working for me. Unsurprisingly, I have literally thousands of 'starred' songs, so spotify has a good sense of which artists I've listened to quite a bit and it also knows what music by those artists I haven't listened to on Spotify. The result is a playlist with music from TI, Young Thug, Carly Rae, Wara from the NBHD, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Alkaline, Bibio, Zomby, De La, Sevyn Streeter, Z-Ro, Against Me, Dolly Parton and Dawn. Can't argue with this. Only thing I take issue with is that I can't remove tracks so I gotta make a separate list to edit.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Got all excited about Roy Montgomery in my Release Radar but then it turned out to be: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MC_rBBAiC2Y/maxresdefault.jpg🔗

I got Roy Harper but luckily it turned out to be the expected guy.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

What is happening here? Spotify is advertising Spotify Film, which doesn't exist? https://www.reddit.com/r/spotify/comments/50yv45/i_found_an_advertisement_on_the_app_promoting/

mick signals, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 00:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Note: To send something direct to someone’s Spotify inbox on mobile, you must each have your accounts connected to, and be friends on, Facebook. Here’s how.

wtf, facebook is eating everything in its path. i'm sure i remember sending playlists to friends before, maybe it was on desktop. either way it's garbage. I presume spotify want everyone connected to facebook so everyone else on facebook can see how cool and popular spotify is.

dancing jarman by derek (ledge), Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:31 (three days ago) Permalink

sharing with non-Facebook friends in Spotify has always been at least partially broken

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 September 2016 17:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Can't you just copy the link and send it by whatever non Facebook means you choose?

get outta the way! here comes (onimo), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:44 (three days ago) Permalink

you can (and i do) but it would be nice to have it all in-app

speaking of this sort of thing, apple music doesn't allow any means i'm aware of to share a song AT ALL via email, twitter or within apple music, which in 2016 is a little o_O

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:58 (three days ago) Permalink

Fucking facebook. I had to create an account to even get spotify in the first place. Would love to decouple them now that's no longer required, but suspect it's impossible.

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Friday, 23 September 2016 01:43 (two days ago) Permalink

brother and I text playlists to each other and that works well. (He is not on facebook).

veggie sticks potato snacks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:49 (two days ago) Permalink

I never read spotify mail, so this actually works better.

veggie sticks potato snacks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:50 (two days ago) Permalink

I've been really liking the Release Radar list lately, it does a good job of letting me know when artists I like have new stuff available

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:11 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink


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